This kids have inspired yet another app for me to do at my little company, Round Trip Software.
Claire has been working on her multiplication tables at school and has gotten stuck on the 3’s. In minute or less, she has to answer 18 questions of 3 times any number between 1 and 10. Looking for times to practice, it became clear that she could do this in the car a few minutes at a time if we could just find a good app for it. After downloading several iPhone apps, none did quite what she needed. So I decided to make one. My goal was to do it in Apple’s new Swift programming language over one weekend. It’s always inspiring to set a completely unrealistic goal, I guess. Anyways, I made a very rough but functional app that first weekend and spent the next few weekends polishing it. Now Continuous Math Cards: Flexible Flash Cards for Any Level is on the App Store, and most importantly Claire uses it regularly to tackle her 3’s. Actually, judging from the sales, Claire is the only one using it so far. :-O
The other two apps were Bedtime Balloons (download) and Where in the World is Santa Claus? (download).